BRIDGE DESIGN: Council To Vote Monday

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The Des Moines city council will meet Monday to approve a design for the Grand Avenue Bridge downtown.

The bridge is crumbling and council members say it’ll cost less to replace it than to fix it.

The city is considering several options. There’s a basic model, which is the cheapest at about $6 million.

As more features are added to make it look more historic, the price tag goes up. A bridge with real arch supports, like the one on the current bridge, would cost about $32 million.